What is abeam and what does abeam mean? Read about the definition and meaning of abeam


  1. Abeam is the name for being on the beam; at a the right angle to the centerline or keel of a vessel
  2. Opposite the center of the side of the ship or aircraft (example: The plane was directly abeam of us)

Etymology & Origin of abeam

First coined circa 1800

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